The Band



19022_10153473524329525_5309722757424164635_nLesley Thompson

An adopted Scot, Lesley has performed solo and with several bands including Hurricane Road, The Lomond Ceilidh Band and Skyrie, including Radio and Television broadcasts, and she has worked as a session musician in various genres: Folk, Bluegrass, Trad and Gypsy. She also teaches, composes Scottish fiddle tunes, and has competed at the highest level in Scots fiddle, featuring as a Glenfiddich finalist for 3 years 2011-2014 and being invited to championships across Scotland. She also plays piano, bagpipes, whistle, mandolin and guitar.



5144458_origDavy Lees

Davy has extensive experience in the music industry. He hails from the Lanarkshire steel town of Motherwell where, during the late seventies, he was a member of the well respected Auld Howff Band in which he provided vocals, played Guitar and Flute. He has toured Europe extensively and has played at Orkney and Shetland Festival, Scotland, Le Triskel Festival in Breste, Roe Valley Festival in Ireland as well as at Ballerup Festival in Denmark. Davy is a very accomplished performer and storyteller with a vast repertoire of songs ranging from traditional Scottish, including many Robert Burns compositions to popular contemporary folk standards.  His television appearances include ITV “Secret Scotland” His Radio Broadcasts include Moray Firth Radio “All Scottish”, and the hugely popular “Strings and Things” which he presented on Radio Avon FM.


ChrisChris Smith

Chris spent 15 years as a session drummer recording, performing and touring with many artists including: Big Country, Nazareth, Dougie Maclean, Kathy Mattea, The Platters, Maggie Riley and Martin Taylor.

Chris also worked as a composer of neo-classical music and his work has featured on tv channels: Classic FM TV, o Music, C Music, the Performance Channel, Al Jazeera and CNN. Chris collaborated with Emmy Award winning Sex and the City producer Michael King.



samSam De Pasquale

Sam has been playing the guitar since he was old enough to hold one. He was introduced to folk music at University and since then hasn’t looked back! He has played in a number of folk bands and performed at festivals across the UK and abroad.

He plays multiple instruments, including the guitar, bouzouki and pipes.